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Library as safe haven : disaster planning, response, and recovery : a how-to-do-it manual for librarians

Author: Deborah D Halsted; Shari Clifton; Daniel T Wilson
Publisher: Chicago : Neal-Schuman, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2014.
Series: How-to-do-it manuals for libraries.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In recent years, libraries have become more involved with disaster preparedness and response activities in their communities. Still, many opportunities and roles continue to be underutilized or unexplored. The authors offer content and resources that can easily be adapted to any business or agency in search of a well-structured approach to disaster response.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah D Halsted; Shari Clifton; Daniel T Wilson
ISBN: 9781555709136 1555709133
OCLC Number: 878667319
Description: xi, 143 pages ; 28 cm.
Contents: Risk assessment and continuity of operations plans : Steps in risk assessment --
Responding to a threat : The importance of immediate responses ; Planning responses based on potential risks ; Designing drills to assist in training for response ; After-action review --
From self-reliance to asking for help : On-site planning ; Off-site planning ; outside assistance planning --
A one-page service continuity plan : Background ; Service continuity pocket response plan --Tapping the potential of mobile technologies and social media for preparedness and response : Mobile technologies ; Social networking ; Other tools ; Challenges --
Personal preparedness and possible impact on library services : Create a kit ; Make a plan ; Specific threats --
Leveraging the library : Traditional roles ; Nontraditional roles --
Two model scenarios for cooperative engagement : Hurricane Jenny ; The Marshall City earthquake.
Series Title: How-to-do-it manuals for libraries.
Responsibility: Deborah D. Halsted, Shari Clifton, Daniel T. Wilson.

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In recent years, libraries have become more involved with disaster preparedness and response activities in their communities. Still, many opportunities and roles continue to be underutilized or unexplored. The authors offer content and resources that can easily be adapted to any business or agency in search of a well-structured approach to disaster response.

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